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Joanna Plucinska

On the EU's eastern border, Poland builds a fence to stop migrants

Aug 26 2021

USNARZ GORNY, Poland Polish soldiers were building a fence on the border with Belarus on Thursday, as the European Union's largest eastern member takes steps to curb illegal border crossings despite criticism that some migrants are being treated inhumanely.

Belarus tightens grip on lawyers

Aug 24 2021

WARSAW Belarusian lawyer Mikhail Kirilyuk says he received an unsettling text message in October from an acquaintance linked to the country’s security services. | Video

Poland becomes haven for Belarusians fleeing crackdown

Jun 18 2021

WARSAW Thousands of Belarusians escaping a political crackdown by President Alexander Lukashenko have fled to neighbouring Poland in the past year, but their long-term future there is uncertain.

EU bans Belarus airlines as opposition urges G7 sanctions

Jun 04 2021

BRUSSELS/WARSAW (Reuters) -Belarus carriers will be banned from flying over European Union territory or having access to its airports from Friday, the bloc said, as the country's exiled opposition leader called for more joint Western sanctions. | Video

Belarus' Tsikhanouskaya calls on EU, UK, US to jointly pressure Lukashenko

Jun 04 2021

WARSAW (Reuters) -The United States, Britain and the European Union should act jointly to put more pressure on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and his government, opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya told Reuters on Friday.

UPDATE 1-Belarus' Tsikhanouskaya calls on EU, UK, US to jointly pressure Lukashenko

Jun 04 2021

WARSAW, June 4 The United States, Britain and the European Union should act jointly to put more pressure on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and his government, opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya told Reuters on Friday.

'Zugzwang': Polish draughts official apologises after removing Russian flag

Apr 28 2021

WARSAW/MOSCOW A Polish draughts official apologised on Wednesday for causing outrage in Moscow by removing the Russian flag from a player's table during a world title match, but said he'd had little choice. | Video

'You can't clone us': Polish doctors cry for help as COVID deaths spike

Apr 16 2021

KRAKOW, Poland When the pandemic began last year, Kinga Szlachcic-Wyroba, an anaesthesiologist in the Stefan Zeromski Specialist Hospital in Krakow, Poland, had to manage one COVID-19 patient and 10 others in intensive care with three other doctors.

'You can't clone us': Polish doctors cry for help as COVID deaths spike

Apr 16 2021

KRAKOW, Poland, April 16 When the pandemic began last year, Kinga Szlachcic-Wyroba, an anaesthesiologist in the Stefan Zeromski Specialist Hospital in Krakow, Poland, had to manage one COVID-19 patient and 10 others in intensive care with three other doctors.

Hungary, Poland, Italy leaders seek new European right-wing core

Apr 01 2021

BUDAPEST/WARSAW, April 1 Hungarian right-wing nationalist premier Viktor Orban and Polish ally Mateusz Morawiecki will meet Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy's rightist League party, on Thursday to try to lay the groundwork for a new European political grouping.

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